Interviews

Roomie Terri Brandmueller asks Taryn Hubbard a few questions about writing, poetry, and working with Room. Taryn is editing our upcoming issue, 38.4 (December 2015).

We talk to the founder of QueerofGender, Lynx Sainte-Marie about black history month, being a writer of colour, and more.

Room editor Lindsay Glauser Kwan asks Montreal-based artist Sandra Chevrier (cover of issue 37.3 "Geek Girls") a few questions about her work.

Samantha Rousseau interviewed Ayelet Tsabari, 2015 creative non-fiction contest judge and author of The Best Place on Earth. Deadline for submissions to Room's annual CNF contest is March 8, 2015.

With the deadline for the 2015 creative non-fiction contest fast approaching, Lindsay Glauser Kwan spoke with last year's first place winner, Naoko Kumagai.

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to Helen Polychronakos about what inspired the upcoming Trespass theme for issue 38.3 and what makes a good submission.

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to artist Marika Echachis Swan (Tla-o-qui-aht Nation) about making art, the healing nature of creativity, and the cover of issue 37.4 Claiming Space.

Meet Jennifer Zilm, member of the Room collective. Jennifer has been with Room since February 2011 and is our Creative Non-Fiction Submissions Coordinator and poetry reader.

In this interview, Lindsay Glauser Kwan talked to artist Amy Friend about photography, light and the cover of past issue 36.1 Mythologies of Loss.

Meet Meghan Bell, member of the Room collective. Meghan has been with Room since November 2011 and is our advertising coordinator and Co-Managing Editor (among other things!).

Eliza Robertson — winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the featured author in our spring 2015 issue — answers a few questions about writing, travel, and submitting to literary contests.

Meet Room collective member and marketing coordinator Nailah King.

From 37.3 Geek Girls, an interview with comic artist and writer Emily Carroll. Carroll has been a prominent voice in the web comic horror genre since her work “His Face All Red” went viral during the Halloween of 2010.

Meet Amanda Sun, former Room collective member and author of the young adult series Paper Gods.

From issue 32.2: an interview with Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, collections of short stories and volumes of poetry, children's books, works of translation, criticism, and more.

We are happy to announce that the short story, Wolves, Cigarettes, Gum that was published in Room magazine's “Crime” issue is going to be included in this year’s Journey Prize Stories 26.

As part of our upcoming "Geek Girls" issue (37.3, September 2014), three of the editors were kind enough to answer a few questions about the magazine and what it means to be a woman in geek culture.

We spoke to Sofie and Erica of House Hippo Press, a feminist LGBTQ press based in Toronto that publishes zines, about the inspiration for their zine, missed connections, and the importance of women (self-identified) only spaces.

From issue 37.2: an interview with Ottawa-based poet Sandra Ridley on her new book, working with the archive, and how place creates atmosphere.

We spoke with In Translation editor, Rachel Thompson about translation, her book of poetry, Galaxy and more.

Pages

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  • Room vol 40.2: Our Rubble, Our Loss
    Room 40.2, Our Rubble, Our Loss
    Edited by Meghan Bell

    In this issue:

    Carleigh Baker, Leslie Beckmann, Isa Benn, Alison Braid, Maggie Burton, Ava C. Cipri, Kayla Czaga, Ruth Daniell, Leanne Dunic, Tanis Franco, Andréa Ledding, Tanya Lyons, Kim McCullough, Amber McMillan, Nav Nagra, Sarah Nakamura, Zehra Naqvi, Annmarie O’Connell, Eva Redamonti, Amanda Rhodenizer, stephanie roberts, Emily Schultz, Idrissa Simmonds, Mallory Tater, Erika Thorkelson, Debbie Urbanski, Susan E. Wadds, Laurelyn Whitt, Irene Wilder

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